Journalists test SEAT& s new electric cars

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Journalists test SEAT s new cars

by Robin Livingstone on 23 Nov

Earlier this month were given the chance to SEAT’s first fully car – the Altea XL Electric Ecomotive – and the hybrid Leon TwinDrive

Altea XL Electric Ecomotive: a prototype”

“That this car is a than ideal carrier of an powertrain is confirmed by a modest top speed and its sauntering 12 second to 62mph. But never mind all The aim here is for SEAT to gain experience of developing, building and EVs, and to refine their said Autocar’s Richard

“And it’s here the Altea is at its most interesting, of its many drive modes. normal there’s eco, limits its top speed to 78mph and the air conditioner’s compressor more and there’s also a range designed to extract the last of motion from the battery. It the compressor altogether, confines you to and prunes the SEAT’s accelerative between 22mph and 47mph.

can also select ‘S’ to the strength of regenerative braking – in cities or on twisty roads – or use the shift buttons on the wheel to up finer gradations of deceleration.

“In plain driving the Altea feels much other EVs [electric vehicles], if not as but this prototype mostly that SEAT is ready for the of amp, volt and ohm-powered transportation.”

“Transmission is by a single-speed set-up, with a selectable mode giving extra to augment energy capture deceleration,” wrote Farah from “This somewhat disconcerting at first – the car very abruptly when you off the throttle – but is an effective way of boosting

“A central screen data and a graphic diagram energy flow around the – when the battery is being from regenerative braking, for Drivers can monitor their state of charge remotely via a app: this also them to pre-cool the interior or their car to start recharging at on a favourable electricity tariff.

“At this point, the XL Electric promises perfectly performance and a pleasant driving and it feels a complete and near-production

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Leon TwinDrive Ecomotive: a solution”

“Think of the VW Group’s powertrain – found in this TwinDrive Ecomotive test car – as low-emission propulsion systems in a pure EV, a series hybrid and a hybrid. And with a plug-in besides,” said Autocar’s

“Sound complicated? It is, and costly to too, but it’s a system allows this experimental to turn in a spectacular 166 official mpg emitting a mere 39g/km of It can also travel 32 miles on power alone, and has a potential of over 550 miles.

“[But] the TwinDrive Leon is easy. the momentarily disconcerting EV experience of the ignition key to hear silence, the advancing on amperes, but the automatic lever is entirely conventional.

gently, the SEAT is much any other electric car, in eerily brisk and restful Accelerate hard and you can hear the motor kicking in, though in the slightly disconcerting style as an harnessed to a CVT transmission, the revolutions of its bearing little relation to of the driven wheels.”

“The [Leon TwinDrive’s] kicks in and drops out almost in action – the loudest noise this car is its tyre roar – and progress is smooth and linear,” Alkhalisi from the car is charged fully, an urban could do most of their driving in all-electric mode; a e-mode remaps the throttle for energy-efficiency, or alternatively, a ‘sport’ (selected via the gearshift lever) up the acceleration and brakes.

“It’s a versatile – if complex – which could suit a of owner needs or tastes going short on range or

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